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January - March 2016

This quarter will see an uptick in hiring, which is a challenge for employers as the market is candidate short in many areas. Vacancy activity is predominantly permanent.

Motor claims has seen a high turnover of staff due to the fluctuating nature of the work with busy and quiet periods making it hard to maintain consistent staffing levels.

Skills in demand

In terms of the January to March quarter Assistant Account Executives, Account Executives and Senior Life Underwriters will be in high demand but short supply.

Claims professionals are also required in the areas of motor claims as well as catastrophe claims resulting from natural disasters.

The insurance market remains candidate short. Interestingly, when looking for their next role it is career advancement rather than the salary on offer that is the main motivating factor for candidates. Candidates who are currently working for an organisation that is not offering promotional opportunities or training are looking externally for their next role.

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